Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Weekend Invasive Plant Pull

Mother's Day weekend was a great one for Mother Nature. About 40 volunteers turned out to clear invasive plants such as English Ivy, multiflora rose and Japanese Honeysuckle from the public green space at Dye Drive and Brad Street. Volunteers included neighbors and strangers, scouts and students. They came from as far away as Silver Spring and as nearby as across the street. They collected  23 ginormous bags of weeds as well as a pile of brush. Most importantly,  a wider expanse of trees and forest floor can breathe again! Which means dormant native plants have been given a chance to re-establish themselves. Many thanks to Boy Scout Troop 140 and Pack 675 for all their hard work!

Here are a lot of photos from this fun and environmentally worthy event!